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July 26, 2017 | NPR · The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.
 
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July 24, 2017 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.
 
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July 21, 2017 | WWNO-FM · Drummer Stanton Moore — a founding member of the funk band Galactic — has a new release with "Here Come the Girls" on a tribute album to the late songwriting producer Allen Toussaint.
 

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July 26, 2017 | NPR · Compensation in recent years for the CEOs of the largest U.S. health care companies has far outstripped the wage growth of nearly all Americans, an investigation by the news site Axios has found.
 
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July 26, 2017 | NPR · The lethal injection of Ronald Phillips may mark the end of Ohio's battle to find a legally permissible means of execution – and the state may soon execute more of the 138 people on its death row.
 
July 26, 2017 | NPR · The U.S. places sanctions on 13 Venezuelans involved in an election Sunday, that government opponents there say are rigged. The vote could give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sweeping new powers.
 
July 26, 2017 | NPR · A newly-released poll from the Pew Research Center finds Muslims in the U.S. are facing increased discrimination but are optimistic about being both Muslim and American.
 
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